If you’re looking for a great summer read, we suggest Beyond Jefferson’s Vines: The Evolution of Quality Wine in Virginia by Charlottesville author Richard G. Leahy. An entertaining account of the history of Virginia wineries that dates back as early as the 1600s, Beyond Jefferson’s Vines holds your interest while presenting facts that will put you well on your way to becoming an expert on Virginia’s wine and viticulture.
Our favorite section—though we might be a little bit biased—is the first chapter, in which Leahy features Pippin Hill as a way of contextualizing the historical chronology that follows. He describes Pippin Hill’s unique winery personality with words like “breathtaking,” “elegant,” and “relaxed and unpretentious,” and with mention of the green design and construction, the reclaimed wood that characterizes the tasting room, and our signature vineyard-to-table culinary program consisting of local ingredients.
Come see what he means when he discusses our wine versatility by joining us for a tasting. Leahy loves the sauvignon blanc, calling it “dry, full-bodied and food-friendly.” What will your favorite be?